CVSA confirms hard enforcement of ELD transition

Taking its cue from federal regulators, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) confirmed it will begin fully enforcing the electronic logging device (ELD) rule on Dec. 17, with no “soft enforcement” grace period. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) previously has stated there will be no grace period allowed for carriers that have been […]

FMCSA awards $77 million in truck safety grants

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) awarded over $77 million in grants to help states improve safety and reduce crashes. The funding package, announced on September 25, includes $43.3 million for truck safety technology, $32 million to improve commercial driver’s license (CDL) programs, and $2 million in commercial motor vehicle training for veterans.

5 Federal Trucking Regulatory Changes in the Works

Trimble in.sight attendees got an update on regulatory “hot topics” for trucking, including hours of service, drug testing, and more. At a Sept. 16 session during the Houston, Texas, event, Dave Osiecki, president of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, gave an update on where several regulatory changes currently stand.

ELD Violations Are Down, but Drivers Still Making Simple Mistakes

One of the more heavily attended sessions during Trimble’s in.sight user conference held in Houston, Texas, Sept. 16-18 was an update and Q&A session on the upcoming electronic logging device mandate featuring Joe DeLorenzo, chief enforcement officer, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

California passes bill that may affect independent contractor status for truckers

California lawmakers have passed a bill that codifies into law a 2018 state Supreme Court decision that makes it easier for independent contractors to become reclassified as employees of motor carriers. Assembly Bill 5, passed along party lines by the state Senate on Sept. 10 and Assembly on Sept. 11, was the latest development by […]

Rules Limiting Truckers’ Driving Time Set to be Relaxed

The Department of Transportation is moving to loosen regulations on how many hours truck drivers can work, the Associated Press is reporting. While the trucking industry has long been fighting to relax the federal guidelines that limit how long drivers can stay on the road before stopping to rest, safety advocates warn that the move […]